Gesslein F6 Air+
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The Gesslein F6 Air+ is a stroller from the F series and featuring the most robust chassis and a reversible handlebar. This stroller is identical to the F10 except the front wheels, which are smaller and swivel. By purchasing the front all-terrain axle with non-swivel wheels, you can transform your F6 into the F10. Both the F6 and the F10 model were awarded the Plus X Award for innovation.

The F6 Air+ is based on the older F6 model but comes with an improved type of wheels made of hardened rubber. Thanks to the inbuilt air chambers, the tire is lighter, easily maneuvrable and sticks to the surface better. At the same time, it is quite sturdy, offering the advantages of an air-filled tire.

The X-shaped chassis of the F6 features a good suspension system and can handle even a rougher terrain. The brake sits on the side of the handlebar for easier access. The spacious reversible seat with the extra large ventilated hood can be fully reclined. It is possible to increase the total length of the seat by extending the leg rest. You can create a travel system suitable from birth by purchasing either one of two carrycots inserted in the seat (soft C1 transformable into a footmuff, or hard C2) or the classic hard carrycot C3. C3 can be added to the chassis in two different heights. There is also an option to attach the car seat to the chassis using adapters.

The F6 Air+ is available in tens of various colors. The stroller comes with the Loop seat liner with Cell Pur foam and head support. You can also purchase other optional liners as well as a changing bag that is easily customizable by swapping the front panel. If you choose your F6 Air+ with the decelerating handbrake or with a handlebar covered in leatherette, you will have to pay extra. Other accessories like a footmuff, a parasol or a summer set are also available.

Gesslein F6 Air+ Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
13.8 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
114 cm x 58 cm x ?
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
92 cm x 58 cm x 32 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
Germany
Stroller available as a pushchair (seat unit configuration) only; newborn accessories (like a carrycot) need to be purchased separately
Yes

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
20 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-36 months
Reversible seat unit
Yes
Easy-release memory button(s) on the seat or the carrycot
No
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
No
Reclining backrest
Yes, 4 positions
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Rear-located recline mechanism (e.g., lever-operated)
One-hand backrest recline system
Yes
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
Yes, 3 positions
Extendable leg rest
Yes
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
Yes
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
44 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
34 x 32 cm
Total length of the seat unit
96 cm
A higher seat unit's position on the chassis
No
Height-adjustable seat
No
Seat unit's proper attachment indicator
No
2in1 convertible carrycot/seat unit (pramette travel system)
No
Fabrics removable for cleaning
Yes
Seat fabrics cleaning
Machine washable
Safety harness type
5-point
Harness padding
Yes
Height-adjustable harness belts
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the seat
No
Second seat can be attached (single-to-double convertibility)
No

The Canopy (Hood)

Seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Yes
Extendable canopy/hood
Yes
The canopy/hood features a sun visor
Yes
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
Yes
Height-adjustable canopy
No
Removable canopy
Yes
Waterproof canopy
Yes
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
Yes
A pocket integrated into the canopy
Yes
Peek-a-boo viewing window present on the canopy
Yes
Peek-a-boo window can be closed/covered
Yes
Quiet (magnetic/no velcro) peek-a-boo window
No
Reinforcing side clasps present on the canopy
No

The Bumper bar

Bumper bar
Yes
Bumper bar type (style)
Bar
Removable bumper bar
Yes
Gate-opening (swing-away) bumper bar
Yes
Height-adjustable bumper bar
Yes
Bumper bar features a fabric (non-wipe-clean) cover
Yes
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
Yes

The Wheels

Number of wheels
4
Front wheel(s) type
Rubber-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
Rubber-coated wheels
Front wheels diameter
17.5 cm
Rear wheels diameter
30.5 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
Removable wheels
Yes
All wheels are double wheels
No
All-terrain version of wheels available to purchase separately
Yes
Wheels equipped with mudguards
No,
Two-wheel mode
No

The Suspension

Suspension
Yes
Wheels with suspension
All
Suspension type
Mechanical (internal spring-loaded mechanism), Rockers
Adjustable suspension softness
Yes
Rocking chassis
Yes

The Brake

Central brake system/type
Hand-operated
Deceleration handbrake
Yes, Optional

The Fold

Folding system
Flat (compact) fold
One-hand fold
No
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
No
Folds with the (forward-facing) seat attached
Yes
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
Yes
Self-standing fold
No
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
No
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
No
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
No
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
No
Outward fold (the seat fabrics are on the outside after folding)
No

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
Pivoting
Handlebar material
Foam
Handlebar height
74-114 cm
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
Yes
Safety wrist strap
No

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
No
Basket's weight capacity
5 kg
Closable basket
No
An extra basket can be attached to the frame
No
A pocket integrated into the seat/elsewhere on the stroller frame
Yes

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
Yes (with adapters)
Internal dimensions of the carrycot - mattress measurement
76 x 36 cm
Carry handle on the carrycot
Yes,
Inclining carrycot mattress
No,
Foldable carrycot
No,
Rocking-base carrycot
No
Ventilatilated carrycot base (bottom ventilation system)
Yes,
Carrycot installable in the car instead of a group 0+ car seat (Auto carrycot)
No,
Carrycot positioned high on the frame
Yes

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
Yes (with adapters)
Car seat sold separately
Yes
Maxi-Cosi/Cybex car seat attachment-type adapters available
Yes
Britax Römer car seat attachment-type adapters available
Yes

The Accessories & Extra features

Parent tray/organizer on the handlebar (included)
No
Cup holder can be attached
No
Reflective elements
Yes
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
No
Rain cover included
Yes
Mosquito net included
No
Leg cover (apron) included with the seat unit
No
Seat liner/insert included
Yes
Changing bag included
No
Carry bag/transport cover for the folded stroller included
No
Motorized/Baterry-powered
No
LED light(s)
No
Built-in audio speakers
No
A storage/bag can be attached instead of a seat
No

Parent reviews of the Gesslein F6 Air+

4.5/5
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  • Stable, robust chassis
  • Adjustable handle
  • Large seat and hood
  • Faces both ways
  • Ease of attaching the seat to the chassis
  • It's beautiful
  • Reliable wheels
  • The hood has a stripe of a different material for design reasons, through which the light starts to shine through.
  • It's not exactly small, it takes up most of the trunk (Seat Toledo)

Excellent wheels and chassis, yet it is sprung, goes through terrain, mud and snow (I have the same axle in the front as in the back, I don't use the smaller swivel wheels).
Spacious seat. Large hood, but still it is useful to have a prolongation visor, which I use when the child falls asleep. The adjustable handle comes in handy when someone tall comes along for the ride.

The disadvantage is the part of the hood that has a different material, it starts to crumble over time and the sunshine seeps through. The solution is to cover it with a cloth when the child falls asleep.

Pushes by itself

5
  • reversible push bar
  • lockable front wheels
  • height-adjustable belly bar
  • the reversible loop insert includes a head hugger
  • the practical footmuff can be used even in the summer
  • the basket can carry more than 5 kg and is roomy
  • the large wheels are easy to dismantle, making the cleaning easy (even with the ball-bearings)
  • not the best raincoat (the sides are flapping around)
  • the viewing window is too far back, the laying baby tries to look at me and turns its head too much (I'd want it to be higher up a bit)
  • the apron is a bit narrow in the lower part

A Rolls-Royce in the stroller world. Robust, sturdy, large but easily maneuverable even with just one hand. It pushes by itself, pretty much. It tackles and goes over anything. I am incredibly happy with it, it is our favourite.

  • Excellent maneuverability in various terrains (including snow)
  • Easy to drive one-handedly
  • The baby is well protected from wind and winter
  • Nice design
  • Made in Germany (not China), so high quality
  • Handbrake
  • Weight and size

We have been using this stroller since January, and it's great. We all love it. As it was cold, I appreciated that the hood could be pulled down. My little one is well protected from the wind and in a warm environment, even during minus temperatures. The stroller is made in Germany, and it's excellent quality... it's quite expensive, but it's worth it. The only disadvantage is that the chassis is big, and it takes up a lot of space in the car trunk (Ford Focus Combi)...

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